Echo Lake Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from July until October.
Echo Lake was beautiful and an easy hike to get to from the Summit Lake Ranger Station trail head. There are several other lakes to visit not much further from Echo Lake. And the return hike from Echo Lake to Summit Lake gives you one of the greatest views of Mt. Lassen in the entire park. This is a great day hike or stop along an overnight. However, I do believe there was a sign which stated no camping at Echo Lake. So take note.
this was one of our stops on the first day of our 3 day backpacking trip. great place to stop for lunch if going onto upper and lower lakes.. Beautiful cold water! dip your feet in and enjoy the sunshine